Is it good or bad?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by WHOSNEXT, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. WHOSNEXT

    WHOSNEXT New Member

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    New to the forum and just wanted to share a quick blurb. I filled out a one page form with personal info etc. with three personal references, drove to the local PD and handed the officer who buzzed me in the form, and exactly seven days later my ccw permit was hand delivered to me in my driveway by an officer after I signed the permit and gave him a ten dollar bill. I was shocked at how easy it was for me to aquire a ccw permit. I have plenty of time on a range and have been around firearms for 30 years so no doubt I could have completed any course or passed any test quite easily, but that is all that is required to get a ccw in NH. Is that a good or bad thing?

    p.s. NONE of my personal references were checked!!!
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    They probably ran your record, presumably found you clear as fresh snow, and rubber stamped it. I would say that is a good thing. No harassment, no intimidating your personal references and you are good to go.

    I consider that a Win/Win.

    JD
     

  3. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    That's not too far from what it was when I lived in Indiana 5 or so years ago. I had to take an all day class last weekend now that I live in Iowa. Ugh.
     
  4. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Sounds like a good thing to me. In my opinion, to make it more difficult to get your ccw would be "infringing" on your right to keep and bear arms, and we all know infringing is a no no.
    It's fairly easy to get them here in GA too.
    I went to my county probate office, paid $40, filled out some papers, then went to the sheriffs office to get my paw prints taken. About 3 weeks later my permit came in the mail.
     
  5. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    If you believe that you have a Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms it's a good thing. :) If you are an anti-gun, 2A infringing weenie then it's a bad thing. :(

    Law abiding citizens should not have to jump through state mandated hoops to exercise their rights. That being said I live in New Jersey and am jealous as all h*ll.

    P.S. That's a rhetorical you, not you personally. :)
     
  6. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    As General_lee said, GA is pretty easy as well. FYI, GA does run a check with the FBI as well as in state with the GBI so if you have any mud on your record - they will find it. Not having a training requirement costs us reciprocity with some states, notably our neighbor SC - which is a PITA as I spend much time there...
     
  7. TheOldMan

    TheOldMan New Member

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    I'm still trying tho wrap my head around the fact that they "hand" delivered your CCW to ya like that... LOL.. Gratz to ya.
     
  8. ElvisIsDead

    ElvisIsDead New Member

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    More than likely they just ran your name and saw you have been a good person all your life and they passed it through. I own property in New Hampshire and my daughter lives there with her husband and children. NH in general is a very Pro-Gun, Pro-2nd amendment state. You probably had a good record and clean, honest look. Sad but true personal appearance can hold a lot of weight in judgement decisions made by a Police Officer. I'm sure if you had and criminal record or showed up at the Police Station with your gold teeth, sideways ball cap, hoodie and pants hanging 2/3 the way down your back side you might not have received your permit so quickly.
     
  9. jbd

    jbd New Member

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    Very good that is the way it should be. People with clean records shouldn't have to bang their heads against a wall to get it done.
     
  10. FreedomFighter69

    FreedomFighter69 New Member

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    I wish it was that easy here in PA. Over here you have to wait 6 to 8 weeks before you get your permit camera card, then you have to sign another form, and get your picture taken. Our CCWP looks just like our drivers license only bigger!
     
  11. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Apply/pay for it
    wait for it to arrive
    enjoy it.

    The process need not be difficult. It's just that many places make it that way. What's the deal with the LEO bringing it to your house? Were they checking to make sure you put down the correct address? Was the $10 a tip?
     
  12. WHOSNEXT

    WHOSNEXT New Member

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    I'm not sure why the PO delivered it to my house, it took me by suprise. I guess that is the way they do it in my small town. The PO had a couple more to deliver as well after mine. The ten dollars is the fee for the permit that is not collected until it is issued. I will consider myself lucky for not having to jump through hoops...the way it should be.
     
  13. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    I think it's a great thing. Not that the whole permitting process is in place, but that it is being done seemingly efficiently and with some personal service.
     
  14. bastard

    bastard New Member

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    when i went and got mine i just walked into the sheriffs office and filled out a one page questionarre. it was basic info plus such insiteful questions as "why do you feel the need to carry a weapon on your person?" and "what do you feel qualifies you to carry a weapon on your person?". it cost me all of $20 a year and has to be the best $20 a year i spend.
     
  15. Fleetman

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    We are pretty pleased with Pennsylvania....took two days to get our LTCF (License to Carry Firearms). We sent our application by e-mail on Tuesday and received an e-mail back from them Thursday telling us to pick up our licenses.

    It may have helped that we had current Texas CHL's. It took five months to get our licenses in Texas.
     
  16. Fatso

    Fatso New Member

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    Wow 5 months for a concealed permit in TX?? In TX I thought they had those at the store next to the frozen peas!
     
  17. Fleetman

    Fleetman New Member

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    Yeah, I think we hit a push on concealed carry licenses at the time and then Hurricane Ike hit and further delays as a letter from the DPS indicated.